Mayo history up for auction

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  • September 26, 2012 - 12:38 PM


A 1920s Louis Vuitton steamer trunk is among the Mayo family items up for auction.

A 1920s Louis Vuitton steamer trunk is among the Mayo family items up for auction.

Three generations of  Mayo family history is going up for auction in a couple weeks at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds.  


Mary Mayo Anderson, the great granddaughter of Dr. William Mayo, better known as Dr. Will, described the cache as “the culmination of two pretty prominent families,” according to a story in the Rochester Post Bulletin. Anderson and her two siblings donated books and paintings to the Mayo Foundation and kept many smaller items, but said the belongings are just too much for the three of them to keep.  
Among the items for sale at the Oct. 6 auction: a 1920 Louis Vuitton steamer trunk; a 2,000 piece model train collection; an 1870 hardwood American bedroom set; oil paintings by Berninghaus, Braun, Craig, Whorf and Cassidy; china, jewelry, silver services, books and much more. Visit the auctioneer’s website for more details. .
Tuesday night an Olmsted County sheriff’s deputy rescued a 19 year old woman who fell into the Zumbro River. 
The deputy located the woman from her voice and then both of them clung to a passing kayak as they awaited a pontoon boat that took them ashore. She was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital, but wasn’t listed as a patient on Wednesday morning, according to the Rochester Post-Bulletin report.
Oooops. Sorry about that clerical error that had us billing the federal government three times as much as we should. 
That has largely the excuse Essentia Health, the Duluth-based health care provider with hospitals throughout rural Minnesota, gave the government in response to an audit that showed it billed Medicare $1.26 million, of which $865,291 was in error.
The Office of the Inspector General, in an August report, found that Essentia overbilled the federal government for payments relating to nine drugs over a more than three year period (from January 2008 through April 2011.)
Essentia concurred with the audit, and has repaid the money. “Essentia believe it has taken steops to ensure c compliance with Medicare billing requirement related to this review,” Vicki Clevenger, an Essentia vice president, wrote the government’s Office of Audit Services.
Here’s the story.
And the Albert Lea Tribune published the detailed police report, with the names redacted, of its testing of 50 teenagers for underage drinking at the Friday night football game there against Rochester’s John Marshall high school. Sounds like only the visiting team was tested, since a bottle of alcohol was being passed around the visitors bleachers. 
Police cited eight John Marshall students for underage drinking and a ninth for possession of tobacco. John Marshall won the game 48-18. 
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